Every man needs at least one top class suit in their wardrobe, either for that special occasions or for work where the occupation lends itself to wearing suits. Special occasions include christenings, weddings, funerals and special society occasions (award ceremonies, annual dinners, Christmas parties, etc) Also suits are must have attire for many jobs, including salesmen, consultants, Doctors, Funeral Directors, Solicitors and other professional roles.
Whatever your need if you need to buy a suit it pays to know what is in fashion. This article focuses on the “in fashion” men’s suits for 2012. Read on…
Definitely in fashion for 2012 is emphasising the male physique and masculinity. Cuts are emphasising a broadening of the shoulders and trimming of the waistline, to emphasise a well exercised and trimmed body.
Single Breasted Suits
The single breasted suit is as popular as ever, but in 2012 the sleek cut and confidence cut styles are especially popular.
>Sleek cut – Also called the “slim fit suit”, this suit is specifically designed to accentuate the athletic male body and suits slim gentlemen. The sleek cut is narrower in the waist and legs and provides both a fashionable and close fitted style. This suits both the office as well as formal occasions. A well cut suit of this style will visibly provide a stunning silhouette of the male body and will trim the chest/stomach at the same time.
The matching trousers/pants will also fit closely. They will typically have a lower rise and also tend to have a shorter length. The front of the trousers typically features a flat front instead of the more often pleated look featured on many suits.
To accentuate the male physique once more “sleek cut” suits tend to feature 2 buttons rather than 3. This again slim lines the male body. To really splash out and buy the best quality available, buy a Savile Row suit.
>Confidence cut – This cut is all about peaked lapels. It’s really an add-on to the “sleek cut” mentioned above, just add the peaked lapels and you are ready to go.
Double breasted suits
The double breasted suit was originally designed to hide (as far as possible) the fuller figure. Double breasted suits are still the height of male suit fashion though, especially when they are designed to be more masculine and have an emphasis of the “V” shape, which works well with male contours.
As for single breasted suits, cuts which broaden the shoulders and slim the waistline are especially in fashion. To get the benefit of the confidence cut adding a peaked lapel is also the height of fashion too. An optional extra is adding a pocket handkerchief for a splash of decoration to the suit. Where the cut of the suit extends to a longer lapel line by extending to the waist this will make the wearer look visibly taller and also illustrate a trimmer waistline.
To be in fashion in 2012, masculinity is the key. Emphasise the male physique, with slim/sleek cuts, top off your suit with a peaked lapel!